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WEIGHT GAINING: An activity in which the transportation cost of the output is greater than the transportation cost of the inputs. Using the term weight to mean transportation cost, an activity is said to gain weight if the cost of moving the output to the market is greater than the cost of getting the inputs to the factory. A weight-gaining activity has a greater attraction to, and tends to locate near, the market for the output.

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Lesson 5: Demand | Unit 3: Demand Curve Page: 9 of 20

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This table is a demand schedule presenting the relationship between demand price and quantity demanded.

Assumptions:

  • Ceteris paribus factors do not change.
  • Data is for a specific time period.
Observations:
  • First, higher prices go with lower quantities demanded-the law of demand.
  • Second, the prices and quantities are maximum values.
  • Third, demand is the whole set of price/quantity pair numbers. Quantity demanded is any single number at the specified price.
  • By the way, these numbers are hypothetical.

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LOGROLLING

The trading of votes to ensure a favorable outcome for two or more separate decisions. Logrolling occurs when each of two people agree to vote for the other's project to ensure that both are passed. A votes for B and B votes for A. Logrolling is commonly used when neither decision is able to obtain the necessary majority of the votes needed for passage on their own accord. Explicit logrolling is when each of two voters agree to cast separate votes for two separate programs. Implicit logrolling is when two separate programs or policies are combined into a single package, which is then subject to a single vote. Logrolling can generate either an efficient or an inefficient allocation of resources, meaning that efficiency is irrelevant to the logrolling process.

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